|ST - I'll Meet You There EP [mtk140] - ST|
Following the first Monotonik release from Swedish idm-ish artist Stefan Ternemar, aka ST, in 2003, we waited around a little, and suddenly, another EP popped up. Interestingly, although the first 'Emotions In A Box' release was very much epic electronic, almost Chris Huelsbeck-ian synthwork, everyone evolves, and thanks to guest spots from a fellow Swedish Monotonik artist (check the ID3 tags for a hint), and some new influences, the 'I'll Meet You There EP' keeps the epic melodies, but slides ...
Downloads: 295,333 (8 reviews)
|Troupe - It's Really Pretty Simple After All [mtk179] - Troupe|
A long, long time in the making, U.S. artist Troupe presents his first EP for Monotonik, 'It's Really Pretty Simple After All', a plain spectacular mix of demo-scene inspired electronica, soaring melodies, and beautiful vocals. Imagine, if you will, an American who has grown up and been musically influenced by the greats of the Amiga demo-scene - which this label itself was birthed from in 1996. Then mix in transcendent vocals reminiscent of favorite Monotonik releases like Bliss, and you get to...
Downloads: 122,098 (3 reviews)
|Radix - Counting Stars [mtk022]|
The first release on Monotonik for Radix, aka Mosaik, the Swedish artist who's been making a lot of waves in the PC 'demo-scene' over the past couple of years with his perfectly crafted melodies and beautifully smooth stylings. "Counting Stars" is the sound of a man who's clearly been listening to Boards Of Canada, but has seen fit to put his own spin on their innocent electronica.What with the beautifully pitch-bent lead and the hypnotic voice drifting in and out of the background, Radix seems ...
|Various - Monotonik Release Compilation #1 [mtk001-050]|
This first set of free to download, Creative Commons-licensed MP3 releases from our electronica-based net.label, Monotonik (http://www.monotonik.com), were originally released from January 1999 to March 2001. They chronicle the period after Monotonik decided to stop releasing .MOD files, and start releasing those new-fangled (at the time!) .MP3s. Some highlights might include Lackluster's languidly beautiful "Bothersome (Mother Mix)", later to feature on his lovely 'Container' album on DeFocus, ...
Keywords: Electronic; Techno; IDM; Bleep
Downloads: 121,860 (3 reviews)
|Ernesto Aeroflot - Oll Tolk'n' no Ding atcheev'd [mtk111]|
This 4th album from Ernesto Aeroflot comes from a mysterious fellow who's released on net.label Commie and a host of smaller labels under names/groups such as TranceYlvania, Sky Wide Jazz, Oodi & Elegia, High Grade Multi Purpose Intelligent Terminal (!), and more. This 10-trackalbum showcases his unpredictable but riveting style excellently,as '80s bleep sounds and stuttering electro mix up with distortedunrest, sweeping electronica, and a wholly surprising bonus cut to create something truly di...
Downloads: 10,902 (2 reviews)
|Aleksi Virta - ..Meets Torsti At The Space Lounge [mtk123]|
Welcome to Monotonik's brand new year, courtesy of a debut release (or is it?) from Finn and self-proclaimed cosmic superspy, Aleksi Virta. He fearlessly busts out this supremely accomplished album of jazzy, dubby electronics, originally released on a scandalously limited, horrendously collectible 100-copy sold-out CDR edition, and now, thankfully available to the general public via the wonders of the Internet...
Keywords: Electronic; Jazz+Funk; Neo-cosmic
Downloads: 53,935 (20 reviews)
|Various - Monotonik Release Compilation #3 [mtk091-120]|
This third set of releases, spanning October 2002 to October 2003, from our net.label Monotonik showcases more of the diversity between retro beepiness and increasing indielectronic influences.Some highlights might include the sublime Grandma EPs, showcasing one of the youngest and breakthrough-est Monotonik artists, some gorgeous Australian electronics with Super Science's re-issues, more retro beep from the 'Best Of AHX' compilation, and lots more good stuff from Kaamos, Ernesto Aeroflot and m...
Keywords: Electronic; IDM; Bleep
|Chromatic Flights - 'Memories From The Audible Color Wheel' [mtk184] - Chromatic Flights|
A debut, then, for Florida-based Kyle Wyss, under his electronic music alias Chromatic Flights, with the floating, serene indietronica of 'Memories From The Audible Colour Wheel EP' - some of the lusher, more indie-influenced instrumental grooves we've run across in a while. Wyss is just 17 years old, and we'll let him explain: "This is my first solo EP (Memories from the Audible Colour Wheel), but I've been playing in an indie/experimental rock band for about 4 years...
Downloads: 9,566 (3 reviews)
|Xela - Rainy Afternoons [mtk070]|
Calmness in the face of glitchversity is something that Monotonik prizes highly indeed. So when we had the opportunity to release this track from the UK's Xela, who has an album forthcoming on the divine Neo-Ouija label, plus appearances on material from Musik Aus Strom and Merck.. well, we got straight on the case.The reason "Rainy Afternoons" hits the spot for us is that Harold Budd-esque underlying serenity, but with a carefully cultivated veneer of layer upon layer of stuttering static, melo...
Downloads: 2,425 (1 review)
|Machinae Supremacy - Jets 'N Guns OST [mtk144] - Machinae Supremacy|
Oh my. Ever since we at Monotonik heard Swedish bleep-metal group Machinae Supremacy cover Chris Huelsbeck's classic 'Great Giana Sisters' theme in heart-rendingly wonderful .SID chiptune vs. Spinal Tap style, we've been major, major fans. So, after the group completed the soundtrack to (extremely fun) PC indie shoot-em-up Jets 'N Guns (http://jng.rakeingrass.com/), and made the entire higher-bitrate quality OST available to fans on their official homepage (http://www.machinaesupremacy.com/), we...
Downloads: 53,706 (6 reviews)
|Sense - Further EP [mtk138] - Sense|
It's been a while, but we're delighted to welcome back Australia's Sense, aka Adam Raisbeck, an artist on Monotonik since early 2000, and responsible for some of the label's most beautiful, serene classic idm moments. Though Sense's output has been borderline prodigous over the last couple of years, including releases on U-Cover, Neo-Ouija, and Merck, plus a tour with fellow mtk.artist Tim Koch and Ontayso, he's still found time to dig around in some of his 2003-era material and present us with ...
Downloads: 8,522 (2 reviews)
|Clark Vent - Scene Sexshun [mtk216]|
Finnish musician Olavi Inha has previously released on Monotonik with two memorable releases under his Flutterspot alias. But he returns here with another pseudonym, Clark Vent, and with it brings a charming full album of bleepy, semi-abstract uptempo electronic deliciousness in the form of 'Scene Sexshun'. Sure, 'Pardon Me, Clark Kent' is a sensible start, all up and down and around the houses, but the amusingly named 'Hello A Lot And Yes Disco' is a much better statement of intent, crazy spira...
|Bliss - It's Not The Sweetness... EP [mtk116]|
The second release from Sweden's Bliss, aka Henrik Jose, and this lovingly crafted 3-track EP cements his reputation as creator of some of the lushest, most beautiful electronics around. With his previous net.label releases on Fairlight Music and success at the Assembly demoparty last year, his vocal-blended, multi-layered, live instrument-appropriating angle creates, well, just sublime results, well-deserving of a record deal any time now, we reckon.This EP starts out with 'Transportation Is Bl...
Downloads: 16,797 (2 reviews)
|_ And The Secret Formula - The Amazing Power Of The _ [mtw015]|
Round, and round, and round he goes. And where he stops, nobody knows. Another king-of-secrets artist delivers a freaky slab of funk that kicks somewhere between Squarepusher, Funki Porcini, and someone else we can't quite place.That's right, sportsfans, the steel drum, the jazz percussion, the weird-as-heck instrumentation, the cowbell, for pity's sake! Does none of this make any sense? Probably not, but it's nice notsense.
|Tatsu - August EP [mtk152] - Tatsu|
Having discovered Japanese techno artist Tatsu from his wonderful early work on his net.label Bumpfoot, we co-opted him to do an exclusive new EP on Monotonik, and the immensely lush 6-track 'August EP' is the result, showcasing the immensely pure, almost Detroit-tinged pastoral electronica - no tricks, no feints, just a trip back to the classics. We start with 'Stillness/Introspective Me', which briefly showcases some gorgeous ambience, before moving straight into 'Sky and Sea/Daytime Dream', w...
Downloads: 15,038 (7 reviews)
|Sleepy Town Manufacture - Latatoo EP [mtk094]|
It's a pleasure to be able to put out the second Monotonik release from the Russian duo, Sleepy Town Manufacture (who are newly expanded to three with the addition of a new German-based Russian member.)They ended up tapping their friends, both 'famous' and up-and-coming, to remix their dreamily ambient 'Latatoo' track, which is featured on the forthcoming "Cottage Industries 3" compilation on the ever excellent Neo-Ouija.And, as the icing on the cake, Sleepy Town have complemented the original t...
Downloads: 5,800 (2 reviews)
|Bliss - Goodbye Brain, Hello Heart EP [mtk137] - Bliss|
We're absolutely delighted to put out a third release from Swedish electronic artist Bliss, aka Henrik Jose, over a year after his well-received 'It's Not The Sweetness...' EP. Since then, he's collaborated with music video directors Pleix (Basement Jaxx, Plaid, Futureshock) on an experimental video, while continuing to work on new material, but shines out his late 2003 vintage in 'Goodbye Brain, Hello Heart EP', a shimmering block of entirely instrumental sound produced in his Lund studio with ...
Downloads: 9,873 (5 reviews)
|Delayscape - VCOs or DCOs EP [mtk199] - Delayscape|
Danish idm musician Delayscape has been prolific since his debut 'Everybody Drops' release for Monotonik in 2006, with releases on netlabels including Acrylik, Musicartistry and Cold Room, and we're delighted to welcome him back to us with the funky, borderline squelchy electronics of 'VCOs or DCOs'. It all starts out with 'Patch Point Blank', which throws around the fuzzy warbles in alluring ways, before 'Breaking The Square Waves' gets funkier still, with some surprisingly guttural synth noise...
Downloads: 7,347 (1 review)
|Ollie Cram - Rai-Ken [mtk178]|
Something different, this time out, with the part nu-chill, part world music, part live-played album, 'Rai-Ken' from Bristol, UK native Ollie Cram - it's pitched somewhere between the chillout of previous Monotonik releaser Izmar and something much further out than that, and that's why we dig it. Things start out with 'Over Yonder', all interplay with the live-played organ - there's also guitar, keyboards, synth, bass, and mandolin played live on the album by Mr...
|Northbound - Landscapes Of Late [mtk171] - Northbound|
We're proud to present the debut release on Monotonik from Northbound, a band consisting of Mikko Roisko and Olli Jäderholm, self-described as "two guys from southern Finland, soon to reach their mid-twenties" - and 'Landscapes Of Late' is gorgeous live instrument-filled nu-chill groove. We ran into Northbound through their oblique connections with the TPOLM demo-scene crew and IRC channel, and they explain of their project: "We have both been making music for about 4 years now, and collaborate...
Downloads: 14,536 (4 reviews)
|SinQ - Passage [mtk164] - SinQ|
Another debut on Monotonik, and honestly, somewhat of a spectacular one from SinQ, aka Sander van Oirschot, a Dutch electronic musician who's produced, in his album 'Passage', one of our favorite works so far this year - and we're lucky enough to be able to release it for free, too! Completely licensed via Creative Commons, and even using multiple CC-licensed recordings as samples, SinQ's blend of triphop, electronics, and ambient is evocative and beautiful, with first track 'Who's Afraid Of Noi...
Downloads: 18,839 (2 reviews)
|Oveloe - Maddi EP [mtk117]|
The debut release from Canada's contemplative, indielectronicOveloe, aka Charles Bisaillon, who's previously released an excellent EP on net.label Kikapu, shows a beautifully phrased grasp of strangely retro-sounding, but absolutely not bleep heavy electronics. Soulful, considered, and intelligent, it makes the weirdest sense to us.As for the individual songs, 'Transistor Love', the first track, allows a throbbing backbeat drift and a plaintive, multi-tiered lead, before seguing into an elliptic...
Downloads: 2,106 (2 reviews)
|Esem - Thinmute [mtk092]|
We're pleased to finally get around to a release from Bulgaria's Esem, who's been slowly orbiting the whole net.label scene for a long time (he's known in pre-mp3 days as Stereoman/Noise), and recently broke through with an excellent 12", 'Ikae', on DeFocus, and a debut album for the same label, 'Enveloped'.Now, with a forthcoming album for Merck, 'Serial Human', and an appearance on the Machine Drum remix CD on Merck (gotta catch 'em all! oh, we did!), George (Esem) is continuing to develop his...
|Prob + Mirko - Body Rock [mtw011]|
Much more of a 'fun' release than anything else, this great piece of electro from Helsinki guys Prob+Mirko was meant to compete in the mp3 competition at Assembly 99, the hackerdemo party held a couple of weeks back. But in the end it was encoded at the wrong rate and got disqualified, so we get the benefit of the damn catchy vocoded lyrics and oldskool robotikvoices (yes, it's all their own work, not samples..) for the first time on m211.'We are here to make you move, so come on people - rock t...
Downloads: 727 (1 review)
|Geir Tjelta - AHX To Excess [mtk107]|
In the course of getting permission for our previous 'Best Of AHX Vol.1' release, which showcased some of the best chip-styled tunes madewith the synthetic Commodore Amiga 'tracker' program, Abyss' Highest Experience,we managed to track down the obscure genius, Geir Tjelta, in his nativeNorway. Not only did he give us permission to release the tracks of hisfeatured on 'Best Of AHX', he gave us his entire archive of AHX tunes forrelease, most of which are near-impossible to find, and some of whic...
|4T Thieves - Dreamtime [mtk032]|
Having last released a track on Mono almost exactly 4 years ago, it's really been quite a long time away from the label for Isle Of Wight,UK/Finland based 4T Thieves, who's an oldskool Amiga demo-scener of the highest grade, and also operates under the name Soundstate.However, his return to the Monotonik fold is much welcomed, and this particular piece of casually expansive retro-activeness is strangely early-90s, in the best 'Artifical Intelligence'-influenced ways...
|Crashkid - The Art Of Falling Down EP [mtk040]|
It's always a pleasure to introduce someone new onto Monotonik, and in this case, it's German composer and DJ, Crashkid, who brings a more organic, acoustic edge to our sound with this 2-track EP."Stair" is almost hiphop-like in its rhythmically shuffling beats, but with structured guitar overlays and subtle phrasing, you can see why Crashkid counts My Bloody Valentine alongside more conventional electronica as some of his main influences...
|Tek - Benedict [mtw002]|
This track comes from a guest-star, Arizona's very own Tek, who's part of the Micro.Spy DJ/live-act collective, and it's an absolutely firing jungle track with multi-layered guitars, vocal hits,and a real original stylee putting it somewhere between the oldskool jump-up and the 'brand' new junglefunk styles, but over and above them. New perspectives on breakbeats from the land of the original funky drummer, that's what we like to see :)
|Delayscape - Everybody Drops EP [mtk168]|
We're proud to present a Monotonik debut from Danish artist Delayscape, formerly part of the electronic collective Swimwear Catalogue, which has released CDs on April Records and Hypnotic in Denmark. As Delayscape, he's released on net.labels Acrylik and Clusterflux, and also plays live in a band called Rainscape, but for this first Monotonik EP, 'Everybody Drops', it's terse melodic electro all the way to the bank...
Downloads: 2,093 (1 review)
|Kuu - Ioplus EP [mtk170] - Kuu|
This is, believe it or not, the first Monotonik release for Kuu (formerly known as Substance, and definitively known as Finland's very own Joonas Vahamaki) since 1999 (!). But after a 7 year absence, we're delighted to welcome him back to the fold with the awesome 'Ioplus EP', 4 tracks of beautifully crunchy IDM. Since we last released music from him, he's done a bunch of neat work for various labels, most recently returning to the breakbeat hardcore massif with fellow Finn Niko Virta and their ...
|Akira Kosemura - In A Distant Forest Somewhere EP [mtk167] - Akira Kosemura|
One of the first all-ambient releases on Monotonik in quite some time, this 3-track EP from relatively undiscovered Japanese artist Akira Kosemura is a beautifully naturalistic drift through what sounds like field recordings twinned with sweet sine waves melodies - reminiscent of anything from Lackluster at his most ambient to fellow Japanese Monotonik releaser Sabii. Thus, we have three delicate treats to enjoy - firstly, 'Forest In The Morning' has a repeated motif and an almost sepuchral temp...
Downloads: 12,818 (2 reviews)
|Hoffman - Rewired Electronics [mtk007]|
This is something very different from Hoffman - very difficult to describe, it sorta brings a different perspective to Monotonik. Skittering but solid beats, a simplicity which belies its complexity, this is techno, but not as we know it, Jim. Like a softer version of the kind of hard techno favoured by Jeff Mills and The Advent, perhaps, it wanders and phases but keeps up the 4/4 beats, ticking over above all...
Keywords: Electronic; Minimal Techno
|Vim! - Perpetual Autumn EP [mtk142] - Vim!|
We've been releasing maze-like, beautifully complex music from quiet, enigmatic UK idm artist Vim! since 1996 - thus, we're heading towards his 10-year anniversary on Monotonik, insanely enough. With that in mind, it's only natural that there might be some maturation of style, coming, as it does, after his real-life album and remix releases on Surgery, Merck, Carpark, and others - the hazy, redolent chiptune sinewave sounds of 'Perpetual Autumn EP' show how we all grow up and chill out somehow, ...
Downloads: 6,395 (3 reviews)
|Grandma - Bopping Around In A Skin Car EP [mtk095]|
After numerous plaudits for the first EP Monotonik released from US-based Grandma, including 'Net-Audio Release of the Month' in cult German paper-magazine De:Bug, we were keen to press on and put out some more material from the 15-year-old prodigy, who we think is one of the most amazing artists we've ever released on Mono.This time, we've got a 4-tracker showcasing more of his diverse and eccentric talent, put together with just an old PC and rickety microphone, as before, but radiating lo-fi ...
Downloads: 3,267 (1 review)
|Various - Monotonik Release Compilation #2 [mtk051-090]|
This second set of MP3 releases from our net.label Monotonik was originally released from March 2001 to September 2002, when we were both breaking out the retro beep releases and continuing along the same chilled idm path.Some highlights might include Idmonster's beautifully delicate 'The Force May Be With You', Sleepy Town Manufacture's peaceful Russian IDM, some superquirky goodness from Phasmid, retro but gorgeous techno from Tweeter, amazing beepiness from both Aleksi Eeben and Virt, more se...
Keywords: Trip-Hop; IDM; Bleep; Synth
|Virt - FX EP [mtk060]|
It's not often that we rave so much about an artist that our eyes come clean out of their sockets and roll around at cheek level 'til we squidge them back in again. But in this case, we reckon the permanent vision degradation is worth it just to alert the world to Virt's presence.So, Virt, aka Jake Kaufman, is a US-based .MOD tracker and video-game composer with many Nintendo Gameboy and Gameboy Advance credits up the wazoo (including "Q-Bert" and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?", niiice.) And w...
Keywords: Electronic; Bleep
Downloads: 4,404 (3 reviews)
|Prob. - Emotion EP [mtk042]|
After a longish period of hibernation, Dice, aka Prob., the Finnish breaks-guru who's a longtime Dharma collaborator and has previous and forthcoming 12" releases on Audio Couture, Straight Up Breakbeat and Formation, comes up with a gem of a mini-EP for Monotonik in his more laidback Prob. guise.First up is the title track, "Emotion", a wonderfully horizontally-inclined d+b-flecked track, reminiscent of some of the output on Certificate 18, perhaps - all insistent snares and pirouetting bass, b...
|Vim! - A Random Collection Of Consonants [mtk132] - Vim|
We've now been releasing tracks from UK electronic wunderkid Vim! for, well, seven and a half years, on both .MOD and this 'new-fangled' .MP3. That's quite a long time, certainly by netlabel standards. And since we started up, he's released albums on Surgery Records, remixes on Merck and Carpark, and a host of EPs on Monotonik. So, we're now delighted to be able to present an MP3 version of his recent, _extremely_ smart, _extremely_ limited edition CDR, 'A Random Collection Of Consonants', on Mo...
Downloads: 11,118 (3 reviews)
|Jap Jap - A Resonant Discovery EP [mtk210] - Jap Jap|
Monotonik is delighted to present a free, full six-track EP from Holland's Jasper Boer, aka Jap Jap, in the form of 'A Resonant Discovery', including a remix by Dutch artist Morgenfish. The EP consists of varied types of beautifully smooth idm pieces coupled with evolving melodic motifs, which go through different moods: from chillout ambient to more uptempo material. This showcases Jap Jap's signature style of solidly produced minimal yet melodic style of dance, which draws inspiration from dre...
|Sleepy Town Manufacture - For You & For Me [mtk126]|
In the form of a Valentine's Day gift to all from Russian idm maestro Sleepy Town Manufacture, which Monotonik has sneakily re-packaged and re-gifted to the entire world, we're proud to present 'For You & For Me', an entire double album picking some of the best from STM's unreleased output from 1999 to 2002, with a number of tracks specially updated and remastered for this compilation. Sleepy Town, formerly a duo/trio, and now down to a single member, are particularly known for their association...
Keywords: IDM; Electronic
Downloads: 46,398 (5 reviews)
|Gschmidt - Time Tolled EP [mtk134]|
Some of the releasers on Monotonik are more mysterious than others. But we quite enjoy it when the more shadowy ones turn up, slip us a gorgeous piece of music, and then slink away into the ether again. All we know about Gschmidt is that he might be named after a mathematic process, his previous 'Nibiru Coming' release precis-ed rogue planet paranoia excellently, and this new 'Time Tolled EP' is a wonderful journey through some kind of wilfully odd, strangely beautiful soundscape...
Downloads: 15,796 (2 reviews)
|Flutterspot - Suitable For A Desire To Share [mtk181] - Flutterspot|
We're delighted to present a second release from Finnish graphic artist and musician Flutterspot, following the 'Labmat EP' back in early 2006, and this time round, 'Suitable For A Desire To Share' is almost 40 minutes of lushly layered electronic music to die for - or at least freeze a little bit. We start off with the oddly titled 'Small, Brightly Coloured, Highly Arboreal', which hops up into the trees for some almost Boards Of Canada-esque loping beats and marvellously complex electronic bea...
Downloads: 17,359 (3 reviews)
|Various Artists - Monotonik Vol.1: The Early Years|
In the late '90s, Monotonik - an online free to download 'net.label' founded in 1996 and largely releasing .MOD 'tracker' files made in Amiga and PC formats, expanded to release in a brand new format - the MP3. Drawing from artists worldwide linked by the Internet, and influenced by the rise of melodic, downtempo electronics from labels like Warp, Rephlex, and FAX, this first compilation picks some of the best releases originally available via Monotonik in 1999 and 2000...
|Mike Kidd - Impermanence EP [mtk219]|
It's fitting that the final release on Monotonik, perhaps for ever, will be from someone new, because we've always tried to promote new and interesting artists. Mike Kidd brought the 'Impermanence EP' to us and we thought it right, and good, because it combines the melodies we crave with the deep happiness of a well-crafted tune. Take 'Haunted Raves', for example. We're not really sure which raves have been haunted by it, but the abstract power shown here may well enchant a few party-goers in th...
Downloads: 3,131 (3 reviews)
|Renzu - Reiha EP [mtk187]|
We're delighted to debut the first Monotonik release from the Chicago-based Renzu, a professional 3D animator and self-described 'animation nerd' and composer of rather deliciously lush IDM soundscapes. And the 'Reiha EP' is just a sampling of his layered, deceptively complex electronic music stylings. Renzu explains of his background: "My story is very typical of my generation of IDM artists in that I got inspired by BBS/internet computer music and started with trackers from an early age (10) a...
Downloads: 4,071 (1 review)
|Lackluster - 13/10/99 [mtk015] - Lackluster|
The first sign of a Monotonik return would be Lackluster, aka Distance, purveyor of beautifully serene ambient idm, as signed to DeFocus Records in the UK, with a 12 out already and an album due soon.But Monotonik is still lucky enough to feature some of his work, and this exclusive mp3 delves deeply into classic Lackluster territory, with shuffling percussion, layers and layers of pure sinewaves drifting over the top, and echo after echo symbolising the wind drifting icily over the ships in Hel...
|Transient - Hexual Ceiling [mtk174] - Transient|
We're delighted to debut the fourth Monotonik release from prodigious U.S. idm veteran Transient, in the form of the 20-track 'Hexual Ceiling' album. He's previously released on multiple major netlabels such as Kikapu, Ogredung and Miasmah, as well as debuting remixes and other tracks on labels such as Darla and TBTMO, plus his own Noisy Vagabond, and this longform effort doesn't disappoint. Anyhow, there are all kinds of highlights to the album, from the delightful drift of lead-off track 'Clou...
Downloads: 32,442 (2 reviews)
|Ilkae - Lighter Industry EP [mtk206]|
You may know Ilkae from previous releases on Monotonik and also on awesome, now dormant Miami-based physical label Merck. Well, four years after 2004's beautiful Stained Glass Confetti, backing up a self-released full-length, Ilkae returns with a similar deal - an awesome EP extracting from a new album. This time, 'Lighter Industry' is a companion piece to the new, limited-edition Ilkae album 'Light Industry', which those interested in the beautifully scattershot, chiptune-ish idm that the veter...
Downloads: 6,286 (1 review)
|Sonmi451 - The Quiet EP [mtk175] - Sonmi451|
It's a delight to welcome Belgian artist Bernard Zwijzen, aka Sonmi451, a veteran of release of real-life labels such as U-Cover, to Monotonik with his rather divine 4-track release, 'The Quiet EP', which artfully blends ambience and melody in some delightfully beguiling ways. The EP, which includes both tracks from Sonmi451's super-limited edition U-Cover CDR 'Vladivostok', as well as new material, starts out with the title track from that CDR, which is ambient drift incarnate, before moving on...
Downloads: 4,760 (2 reviews)
|Beak - El Hacedor EP [mtk150] - Beak|
We've made release #150 in style, thanks to Monotonik artist Beak, who previously released the much-loved 'Amoral Mayor Earwig EP' last year. This time, he's returned with the guitar-idm specialness of 'El Hacedor EP', featuring three tracks originally composed for the Project168 collective's efforts earlier in 2005, and his mix of contemplative acoustics and carefully nimble percussion. We start proceedings with 'Baileyi', all peaking hi-hats, wolf howls, and carefully picked guitars, before mo...
Downloads: 2,262 (1 review)